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    February 17, 2013
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morning after a collision with a small boat yesterday. it left two boaters hospitalized. known on the ferry was injured. john alston has the details from marijuana general hospital. >> the damage to the 22-foot speedboat shows the force of the impact. a windshield shattered, a front side of the boat caved in. as the coast guard towed the damaged craft to tiburon, there was recorded video of the men work to go save the two men on the boat. >> the first guy was really not moving. they were doing cpr for a long time. >> the rescue either involved a surgeon and nurse who were on the ferry and jumped on the victim's boat to help.
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the collision occurred as the ferry was on its way from sausalito to san francisco. it happened south of tiburon in the raccoon strait. none of the people on the ferry was hurt. >> yeah, we could feel it. the ferry didn't move that much but you could feel it and you heard it. we came closer, we saw two people lying on the boat. >> the coast guard said the bay was calm with winds at 15 to 20 knots. they said the smaller boat was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the ferry. the accident caused a commotion on the waterfront as the coast guard and medical chopperslanned and took off, providing a real life drama on an ideal lick saturday afternoon. >> you could tell they were doing cpr on one guy and they continued to do cpr. didn't look too good for him.
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the other guy they loaded him up and he had some blood on his face. >> the coast guard has been interviewing witnesses. the ferry captain and five deck hands have been drug tested and placed on administrative leave, with i is routine in these types of accidents. the ferry was pulled out of service yesterday but regular ferry service should resume today. abc7 news. this morning a 72-year-old woman is not expected to recover from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. the accident happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. family members were telling abc news the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police
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responded to reports of gunfire on peralta near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. a follow lane on the richmond-san rafael bridge will stay closed for most of today. it's part of the ongoing installation of a new automated toll collection system. it's expect today reopen in time for tomorrow morning's holiday commute. the current toll system is 15 years old and officials say it needs to be replaced. currently there are no plans to remove all the toll-takers from from the state run bridge. >> about 5,000 people are expected to converge in san francisco today demanding a stop to the proposed oil pipeline. the keystone xl tar sands pipeline would extend from alberta, canada to the u.s. gulf
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coast. it's one of several multi-billion dollars pipeline projects in the works. it would carry oil from the landlocked tar sands oil field which environmental groups say is a big step in the wrong direction. their so-called forward on climate rally will involve protesters surrounding the u.s. state department's san francisco office of the office at state market street. it will start at 1:00 this afternoon. there will also be speeches from 2:30 until 3:00. happening in just a few hours, runners will take over parts of san francisco's financial district. it's an annual lunar new year celebration. the chinatown new year run starts at 8:00 this morning at grant and sacramento streets. the course winds its way through the embarcadero back up to clay street. the run will be followed by a festival at portsmouth square. be advised several streets will have lane closers and some muni lines will also be affected.
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♪ ♪ >> the celebration of lunar new year continues throughout the bay area. the sounds echoed through the oakland aggies cultural center yesterday. it was the site of workshops and other performances. the lunar new year began last sunday and lasts for 15 days. much more ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news, including what's to come on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. and more fallout from the meteor explosion over russia. the hefty price tag after the crash. >> and a road trip for hackers. what a group [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go.
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republican paul ryane responds. don't miss it on "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up on abc7. new this morning, thousands of relief workers are helping with recovery efforts after that meteorite explosion in russia. we are learning just how much it costs to repair some of the damage. [explosion sound] [screaming] >> very frightening. that sonic boom and resulting pressure wave blew out windows and collapsed doors in an industrial city of 1 million people. more than 1000 were hurt in friday's explosion. 20,000 emergency personnel are now on the scene. officials estimate the explosion caused at least $33 million in damage. the russian academy of sciences believe the meteor weighed about ten tons before entering the earth's atmosphere. this could be the road trip of a lifetime for a handful of bay area hackers, designers and
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sales people. young entrepreneurs will spend three sleepless nights on a bus trying to start a business as the wheels go round and round. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom climbs aboard. ♪ i want to be a ... ♪ ♪ so bad ♪ >> it's a bus whose seats are so coveted it's even inspired geeks to become rappers. ♪ ♪ >> a bus where a select group of hackers, artists and mbas come up with wild ideas and turn them into real products. a bus that leaves san francisco on march 3rd bound for south by southwest in austin where a potential investors are waiting. along the way almost nobody sleeps. >> it's a very intense experience and that's on purpose. >> she is the conductor of the start-up bus. it began in san francisco three years ago.
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now it spreads in ten other cities as the way to get to south by southwest. >> wouldn't it be just easier to hop on an airplane? >> yeah, i think it would be a lot easier to hop on an airplane but it wouldn't be as much fun. >> within two hours after boarding the entrepreneurs form teams and get to work. they stop along the way to hear from experts and do market research. they are on a tight clock. >> good morning. >> that was last year when her team produced serialized which won the grand prize. >> a full-fledged prototype where you can select the ingredients you want in your serial, you see it in your
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cereal bowl goal. >> the start-up bus is one of the growing number of hack nones happening in unusual venues. and designing a product on the open water. >> hackathon on a yacht. >> she said unreasonable at sea and the start-up bus exists for one reason. >> there's a talent shortage in silicon valley. we have to come up with these fun, crazy ideas to get programmers wanting to get involved with hackathon. >> the start-up bus is half full, taking applications. in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> they have seats left on the bus, lisa. >> all right. let's pile on. sounds like a good time. you know what, you are going to have to pile on some of the layers in the next several days as the temperatures come down. you probably noticed that yesterday. a beautiful shot from our roof camera. we have the clear sky. morph that on shore push. you will see clouds leading eventually to rain before the weekend is out. i'll have the seven-day outlook next. >> thank you lisa. also ahead, returning to the diamond. the championship giants kick off
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>> a u.c. berkeley student is featured in a nationally released video aimed for supporting citizenship for young immigrants. they referred to as the dreamers. the education reporter lyanne melendez explains who is behind this campaign. >> this is terrence. he is getting a degree in mathematics and applied statistics at u.c. berkeley. >> it wasn't hard to find terrence parks on the ninth floor of evans hall. we wanted to know why he wanted to speak out. >> i thought maybe it was the right moment for me to contribute something to the movement. >> the movement is called "the dream is now."
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it focuses on urging congress to pass the dream act which would provide permanent residency to young people like terrence who were brought to this country by an immigrant parent. he was born in south korea. the video released nationwide was directed by david of "inconvenient truth and waiting for superman." terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border.
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>> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in california we can't wait for the talent. >> if you want to visit the website go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv." lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> a lot of folks have tomorrow off and they would like to have some decent weather. they are looking to you, lisa argen. >> the beach yesterday was jam-packed. a lot of people had that idea. if you are going there tomorrow it will be cooler. unfortunately the 70s are gone
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and 630s at the beaches today. outside we are talking about 30s and 40s this morning. a beautiful view from mt. tam where it's nice and clear but there is fog in parts of sonoma and napa. east bay there is sun fog. sun is up at 6:55 and setting at 5:51. 10 hours, 54 minutes of day light. we are behind in our rainfall but what we will see on tuesday won't help us out that much. the cold systems really don't provide a whole lot of moisture. a little bit of sierra snow and low snow levels around here. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. it's quiet receipt now. it will be quiet tracking some cloudiness tomorrow. here's another live look outside. you notice how nice it is out there. temperatures, though boy definitely beginning to cool off 39 in livermore, 36 in novato. santa cruz and 45 in son hose and 51 in oakland. another look at the bay bridge this morning where we are
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lacking at partly cloudy skies. foggier conditions are inland around the delta. 42 there. 47 in napa, 46 in santa rosa and down you go toward los gatos and gilroy. the visibility 3 miles in livermore. looking good in oakland and san francisco, just a quarter mile to the san carlos airport. in pockets we have the low clouds. definitely be careful out there. if you are headed out early this morning you notice it is getting lighter. but still the numbers have dropped in parts of our north bay as much as 4 degrees compared to yesterday morning. and we are still holding steady with some of the warmth in the mid-40s from the east bay to the south bay. so our highlights of this morning, another look at vollmer peak, isn't that pretty, too. you so the low clouds here. we call it partly cloudy, cooler for today and into tomorrow. much cooler president's day. the showers arrive in the overnight hours. we are looking at low snow levels down to 2000 feet here as this system heads our way by
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the tuesday morning commute. high pressure is holding on for another 30 hours or so. you will in the jet stream still spinning north but off to the north and west. it's a front, a weak front burks it has a lot of cold air associated with it and it is aiming toward not only the bay area but the entire state of california will see wet weather and much cooler highs. so we are looking at numbers around the bay. cooler and take a look as we go into tuesday by noon. we've got the rain all around the bay. it's going to take through the afternoon hours as it sinks south. look at the pink. mount hamilton low snow levels. sierra 6 to 12 inches. not bad. throughout the day on wednesday notice the cloud cover but we will be dry after this semenov anywhere from a quarter to half-inch wettest location necessary the north bay. 50s along the coast 40s in the mountains 60s in southern california and back home upper 50s from half moon bay san francisco. 65 in morgan hill with mid-60s
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returning for the east bay. a look ahead, no more 60s tomorrow for the holiday. in fact, it's going to feel pretty chilly out there. here come the little shot of rain tuesday. dryer wednesday and then a continuing chance of showers friday and saturday. but i guess you will be lucky if you see those. it will feel like february around here. >> but not actually, not the moisture and the precip that we need. >> no. best chance coming in on tuesday. >> thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. the world champs are back together again. the san francisco giants are still basking in the afterglow of their second world series championship in three years. can they do it in back-to-back seasons? here's collin resch with all the highlights in sports. >> good morning. with the majority of the team returning from last year's world series run the giants figure to be contenders once again. saturday the quest for back-to-back titles begins. mike shumann reports. >> the world series champion giants are together for the first time since winning it all
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in october and it's like the band is back together. >> you kind of lose touch, so it's kind of a little reunion here the first day. i think everyone is pretty excited. >> guys talking trash and everything the first money? -- morning? >> definitely. it never stops. >> 21 out of 25 people on your roster are back. that's got to bode well for a regroup. >> it's awesome. i think the chemistry is the most important thing in this clubhouse and everyone gets along really well here. everyone you see around is very good people and it's good to have. >> no question. i think a pretty big advantage. for them to -- i mean, they know me, they know what to expect and vice versa. >> how did it feel to be a world series champion in the offseason? >> you know, if it felt great. it's different. you get a lot more recognition around town but everyone was awesome. it was great. fun to see everybody and just enjoying the moment a little bit. >> now the quest for back-to-back world series titles begins.
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>> i'm looking forward to see what this team can do with a full season together. obviously, you know, some major keys came in the middle of the season with marco and hunter and it will be neat to see what we all together for 162. >> schu turns the attention to the defending oakland a's today. he will be live from phoenix. abc7 news at five and six. is turning to college hoops, the decided home-court advantage against gonzaga. dons winner of three straight at war memorial against the bull dogs. they prepared for another court rush. not this year, kids. sf kept it tight for much of the game. the double pump reverse. he had 14. dickerson, leading rebounder can also knock down threes. in fact he hit three yesterday. a team high 15. game tied. just over ten minutes to play. fifth ranked bulldogs, too much height and power. and the breakaway. 7-footer goes uncontested. 71-61, gonzaga. the 12-0 conference. >> and villanova and saint mary's in a bounce back game. the gaels fell on thursday. one bucket. the anthony ireland hit the three to end the first half but saint mary's in command. jordan page had 12. gael % %
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% one of tht% % n% % % h % % t % , 7 for him. a great way. he goes uncontested. game high. 71-61 gonzaga. a perfect set. 12-0 conference. usf lost. and villanova and saint mary's in a bounce back game on saturday. the gaels fell to them on thursday. just one bucket and 8 points. ireland hit a three to end the first half but saint mary's in command throughout. jordan page 2-1. he had 12. gaels the winner. and this a bad mood after running into a buzz saw thursday night. dwight powell, he had 22 for stanford. big bucket comes with just under two minutes to play. the foul on the three and it goes. 88-80 ucla. stanford has dropped three of their last four. semifinal action at the open. saturday, 6'9" john facing the
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34-year-old. he was never able to get into a rhythm. too many unforced errors. hof the winner in straight sets 63-64. the defending champ in today's final. the young canadian handles the straight. 674-62. irving victorious in the three-point contest and rookie terrence ross won the dunk competition in the all-stars saturday night in houston. with a look at morning sports i'm collin resch. >> you want to take a look at this. local fisher men have donated two giant pacific octopuses to a local aquarium. you can check them out at the aquarium of the bay. they sent us these pictures. one of these giants was caught in a crab trap off the islands and the other at half moon bay. giant pacific octopuses have a taste for dungeoness crab and are often pulled out of nets. they are asking fishermen to donate their unexpected catches and these donations come just in
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time for the aquarium as you -- the aquarium's festival. we have more on the collision between the ferry and the speedboat. and a rally in support of cop killer christopher dorner's message. what the group is calling for after last week's manhunt. and seeding up the selection of
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>> welcome back, everyone. golden gate ferry service resumes normal service this morning after a collision yesterday near tiburon. one of the people is suffering from life-threatening injuries. >> one of them is. they were both brought here to marin general hospital following that crash. we have footage shortly after it appeared. it happened in raccoon strait yesterday afternoon. that's between angel island and tiburon. you see the damage to the
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22-foot speedboat shows the force of the impact. a windshield shattered the side of the boat caved in. the collision happened as the golden gate ferry ms san francisco was on its way to sausalito back to the city. the coast guard said the bay was calm. a spokesperson for the golden gate transportation district said the smaller boat was reportedly to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the ferry. none of the 500 people on the ferry were hurt. the accident, as you may imagine, caused a commotion on the tiburon waterfront at coast guard and medical choppers landed and took off. here's what one person told abc7 news. >> they were doing cpr on one guy. they continued to do cpr. didn't look too good for him. the other guy they brought up in a gurney and loaded him up. he had blood on his face. >> the rescue effort involved emts from the coast guard and the fire department as well as a surgeon and nurse who happened to be on the ferry. they jumped on board the
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victim's boat to help. the coast guard interviewed witnesses throughout the night to determine exactly what happened. the ferry captain and the five deck hands were placed on administrative leave. we should mention that that is customary in these types of accidents. reporting live from mare general hospital, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> we wish both of these people a speedy recovery. thank you very much, career are you raw. in los angeles a controversial rally was held this weekend in support of christopher dorner. as you know, dorner died last week, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a shootout with police. he is suspected of killing four people after issuing a manifesto claiming he was wrongly fired from the lapd. protesters are not agreeing with his actions but feel more attention should be focused on the police force itself and on the process that led to dorner's dismissal. later today a sad chapter in american history will be commemorated. tuesday marks the 71st
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anniversary of the internment of japanese americans during world war ii. an event will be held in japan town to mark the occasion. the annual event at the theater will feature words and memories from internment cam survivors. it begins at 2:00 this afternoon. organizers have dedicated this year's commemoration to the late hawaii senator daniel inoway. this is new video showing pope benedict tickets and the tens of thousands who gathered this morning at st. peter's square to hear pope benedict conduct sunday morning mass. it's one of the last before he steps down. the vatican said the meeting of senior church officials to select a new pope, a process known as the conclave, may again -- begin sooner than expected. church rules says a concave must begin 15 to 20 days after the seat becomes vacant
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after a period of mourning, but this time there's no need to mourn because pope benedict is alive. he decided to resign. speeding up the process could potentially give the church a new pope for holy week, the week before easter. the family of olympic runner oscar pistorius said he's overcome with grief after fatally shooting his girlfriend. the man, known as the blade runner is charged with the premeditated murder of her. that was en valentine's day. a reality show aired last night in south africa. the family talked to the media. >> disgust. as you can imagine, he's also numb with shock and grief, in total pain. >> attorneys for pistorius are expected to argue he fired at his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder. prosecutors say the evidence will show that pistorius and his
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girlfriend argued and she locked herself in a bathroom where she was shot four times through the door. an idaho man faces a federal charge after accusations he used a racial slur and slapped a baby who was trying on an airplane. it happened on a delta flight from minneapolis to atlanta. the 19-year-old's mom was sitting next to this man of idaho. she said he reeked of alcohol and continued to drink during the flight. as the plane was about to land her little boy got fidgety. he used a racial slur about the child as he told the boy's mother to shut him up but it didn't end there. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that. and to a baby or about a baby. and then to hit him was just -- i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking. she said other passengers came to her aid and she was able to move to another seat. both parents say they hope he is convicted and punished on the assault charge.
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new this morning a popular annual event which draws hundreds of thousands to san francisco every year could be on the chopping block if congress and the president can't prevent automatic spending cuts from taking effect. the u.s. navy's blue angels could be grounded if the scheduled budget sequestration isn't resolved by the march 4th deadline. that calk an end to san francisco's an you'll fleet week celebration that the navy jets take part in. the parade of ships could also be in jeopardy. fleet week organizers tell the newspaper without those two signature events fleet week may not happen. that event draws about a million people to san francisco every year. >> still ahead showing skill and determination are a necessity for any job interview, but what about how you dress? up next we will introduce you to the east bay group helping low income job seekers find interview clothes for free. and we have a live look.
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eats from the san mateo bridge. it looks a little overcast right now and much cooler temperatures there and throughout the bay. lisa argen will be along with your forecast in just
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>> there are three things you need to find a job in a tough economy, focus determination and also the right
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clothing. abc7 morning news anchor eric thomas learned about a group at a litmus community meeting in concord. here's eric's report. >> so what we are going to do is we are going to start with shoes and socks. >> robert bay of berkeley is starting at the bottom. as he tries on the outfit he hopes will land him a job. he's unemployed and was briefly homeless. >> i want to be an entrepreneur. i would love to own my own company, be my own boss. >> that's perfect. >> before he becomes that business owner, he has to find a suit and tie that will send a message of hard work reliability and smarts to a potential employer. that's where oakland-based wardrobe for opportunity comes in. unemployed and underprivileged men and women can come here and be matched up with the right clothing for a job search and that's not all. >> they will coach you on how to tie a tie, how to wear the right clothes, if you are going to certain events you want to wear these colors.
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they update you, they don't just dress you here. >> we work in partnership with the community to help people find a job, keep a job and build a career. >> candidates are recommended by other organizations that help the poor. 80% are working parents and 70% get some sort of government assistance. the group helped more than 2,000 people last year. the clothes are donated. woman's outfits come from the closets of local women. many of the men's suits are donated by men's warehouse. >> i definitely feel more confident and comfortable. i don't know, there's something about it. >> it's working. more than half of the applicants get a job interview in a month and a half. over 50% will be hired. but they need your help to be -- reach more people. for information on how to donate go to our website at abc7news.com. eric thomas, abc7 news. by the way, our next abc7 meeting is scheduled for april in san francisco's mission
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district. right now i am listening to lisa argen because she's got the accuweather forecast. >> you know, we definitely have the clouds out there some fog and cooler temperatures. a few more 30s this morning. here's a look at berkeley where we had partly cloudy conditions. low visibility in parts of the bay will be it with us for a few hours. we are talking about cooler temperatures and then rain and possibly some snow. i'll have your forecast next. >> thank you lisa. also ahead a california lawmaker wants to silence it more. meet t
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>> there's an attackunder way at the state capital. a bill that would ban handsfree texting while you drive. that may seem odd since the legislation doesn't go after handsfree calling. but capital correspondent nannette miranda reports they say there is a difference. >> the law says i am allowed to dictate, so i dictate. >> he's among thousands of drivers who text handsfree while driving. >> hey lori i really like this -- while he commutes in traffic jams it's become a way of life with handsfree texting while driving became legal last
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>> a year into the law a freshman state lawmaker now wants to make handsfree texting illegal. >> the average time for looking and being distracted is about 4.6 seconds and at 55 miles an hour that's almost a football field that you are not paying attention to the drivers around you. >> researchers found voice control textings required higher mental demand and higher glances away from the road. the democratic assemblyman cites numbers from the national highway safety administration. nearly is 11,000 deaths and 24,000 injuries a year involve cell phone use as major distraction. but critics wonder if the roped ban opens the door to more restrictions. >> you ban one handsfree thing the next thing is going to be
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banning handsfree talking. >> for now he says no. he's trying to make roads safer of a having lost a daughter to a crash unrelated to texting. >> as a father who lost a daughter in a car accident, i don't want to have to go -- want anybody to go through what i went through. >> i my you can multeities income a car and be a save driver. >> the pill should get its first hearing this spring. abc7 news. saturday had some above average temperatures, am i correct? >> you are right. >> today below average? >> yeah. low 70s yesterday. wave been advertising this for days because it's been so unusually warm. but we are looking at cooler weather today but much much cooler weather for the holidays tomorrow. here's a look from mt. tam. it's nice and clear here. with the clear skies we get the cooler numbers but also we have the fog. so temperatures this morning have dropped into the 30s. 71 yesterday in fairfield.
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70 redwood city. 79 half moon bay. we won't even reach 60 today at our beaches. live doppler 7hd this morning is not tracking anything in the way of raindrops but that will change in the next 30 hours or so. we should see some returns. we are looking at a cold system heading down from the north, perhaps messing up that tuesday morning commute. here's a live look outside from our roof camera. and another nice clear shot from san francisco where it's 49 degrees. warmer in oakland at 52. the 30s from novato and livermore. we are looking at some fog, 45 santa cruz and bay bridge a little cloudiness out there with numbers ranging from 4 in santa rosa fog. 36 in napa, 42 for fairfield and concord. the fog a quarter mile visibility to the north and also novato reporting quarter mile visibility. liver mr. a little better than that. start the morning the san carlos
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airport has been reporting half-mile visibility. along the coast there is some haze and cloudiness. the cooler numbers mainly in the north bay. elsewhere, not a bad start to your sunday. partly cloudy, cool this morning with much cooler weather on the way. so we are coming down about five degrees today. how about ten degrees cooler than today for tomorrow? and then only in mid-50s tuesday with a cold shower throughout the morning lasting through the afternoon. a look at high pressure. it's holding on for another day and a half and the jet stream still to the north. look what's to the north and finally we are beginning to see some action out here in the pacific. it's a cold front, a weak one. but the moisture coming from the gulf of alaska, allowing for not a whole lot in the way of moisture. here's a look at what you can expect tuesday morning. the rainfall up to the north 8:00 and cloverdale and you see the low snow levels in sonoma county. the snow levels will continue to
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drop throughout the day. it looks like by the time it will head south we have some moisture around mount hamilton. 10:00 the north bay continues to see the light rain and by 2:00 in the afternoon san jose and into the central valley we are looking at the wet weather. by the evening commute looks drier but still looking at a two leftover showers. by wednesday morning most of the shower activity offshore but the cool air remains. today in the sierra nevada, 49 with sunny conditions. right now it's in the 20ths. 57 big sur so we are certainly cooler than we have been at our coast. but, your, that's more typical for february. 65 for san jose. so you know that's the nice afternoon. we've been spoiled. tomorrow cooler still and here comes the rain. wednesday a break and another chance of showers thursday and friday. these are just slight chances. nothing to help what is becoming a bit of a deficit. >> my ears perked up when you said snowflakes.
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>> yeah, mount hamilton. snow levels down to 2,000 feet so you will need to pull out definitely the heavier clothing. >> all right. thanks lisa. i know you have been watching the movies, i've been watching the movies so you can start the countdown. the oscars are only a week away. and abc7 is the only place to watch the oscars next sunday, february 24th." you can count down to the big night with our official oscars app. it's available right now for your i tone ipad android and the kindle fire. still ahead, unclouding a big traffic make in the east bay. neck the progress being made on a sweeping set of traffic and transit improvements
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work is underway on the final set of improvements to highway 4 in east contra costa county. it's an area plagued with massive traffic backups. here's abc7 news transportation reporter heather ishimaru. >> this stretch of dirt will one day have tracks on it carrying bart passengers. between pittsburgh and antioch. completion of the line from pittsburgh bay point ten miles east to hillcrest in antioch is still four years away, but it's a beginning we are celebrating. east contra costa residents have been helping to pay for bart with nothing to show for it
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since it was first envisioned in 1958. that's truly a lifetime of waiting. wade harper was born in 1964. >> this means an improved quality of life for our area. it means economic development. it means police and fire getting there safer and expeditiously to save lives. >> the people out here have been paying for a long time. this is long overdue, long related rail extension. >> this bart video shows at the new platform passengers will transfer between bart trains and the smaller e-bart train. no fair gates or barrier, just a 28-foot walk. the lighter e-bart costs 60% less than regular bart trains. >> it is really kind of remarkable. there's been a lot of conversation, a lot of quarreling, but i think we are on our way to opening an extension that really makes sense for the region. >> e-bart construction will really take off after 2015 when work on the final expansion project along highway 4 will be completed.
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in addition to doubling the highway from two lanes to four in each direction, the major road interchange is also being expanded and upgraded. >> smoother, faster, safer, more efficient. >> for more than 20 years transportation has lagged behind rampant development out here. the hope is finishing the road and rail improvements will turn that equation around n abc7 news. >> high temperatures today upper 50s. 59 in san francisco with mid-60s from concord into antioch and the look ahead only in the 50s tomorrow. rain tuesday. possibility more showers the rest of the week but only hit and miss, dribble type of thing. >> why do holidays always seem cooler? >> true. >> that's going to do it for us. thank you for joining us on abc7
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sunday morning news. i'm carolyn tyler along with lisa argen. abc7 news continues at 9:00 a.m. you asked for it, now the abc7 news exclusive alarm clock app is available for your android phone and tablet and the kindle fire. also for free on
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good morning, america. this morning, god, take me away. oscar pistorius reportedly crying to a friend moments after fatally shooting his model girlfriend. what we learned overnight when her new reality show aired and the surprise from her family this morning. crying shame. abc news speaks exclusively to the mother of that baby allegedly slapped by a stranger for crying on a plane, and wait until you hear what she says he allegedly called her little boy. racy or racist, the new controversy about the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. do the shots of models in exotic locales turn local people into props? we'll show you the pictures. you decide. defying gravity. our own ginger zee is at it again. our daredevil flies high in the
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skies with the best paragliders in the world. i love that. ginger was saying as we came on the air a few months ago, she had her fear glands surgically removed. it was an outpatient procedure. very quick. very quick. this time were you scared at all? >> no, this time i felt very confident until we started doing some bigger moves, i guess you would call it. >> the mountain wasn't big enough? >> right. >> you needed bigger moves than that. >> we went up close to 10,000 feet. we were doing some moves. you'll see it in the piece. i don't want to give it all away.